Great video Gary Chappell nice to see you stay level headed when in the first half of the video every time you 4bet KK or QQ flop came AXX.
Prefer 4 table video and probably post audio where you can just speed it up through the down time or uninteresting hands.
Sept. 29, 2022 | 9:05 p.m.
That is 100% yes. Bankroll is important but you still see players like Demondoink, Clanty, PSek, nacho, etc all reach $25/$50 games but studying never ends. You are constantly adjusting your strategy based on certain reactions of your opponents. Uri Peleg has been making some youtube videos of Linus vs Stefan recently and you can see some adjustments being made for donk betting or using a bigger size for thin value and they are deviating from theory based on leaks they think their opponent has. Constant leveling wars.
Sept. 29, 2022 | 8:02 p.m.
For example when you face a 3bet in a cash game with a mid/low pocket pair from EP you are usually folding most of the time and calling around 33% of the time. However in a tournament you can basically pure call these hands cos there is no rake
I thought this was more so based on ranges being tighter. If you disregard the rake in cash games you would pure call 100% of pocket pairs? Also being OOP should have a pretty big impact. I play in softer games and tend to ignore the rake, but typically I would only continue 77+ to a 3bet depending on my position and 3bet size.
I have been running a server for the past couple months and it's almost complete, running all 1755 flops for every single spot- SRP, 3bet pots and 4bet pots. So i will be able to study at the touch of a button, instead of waiting for a sim to load. I want to take my cash game to the next level, as i am really confident in my abilities in this format and don't see why i can't compete with the best.
Would you ever consider creating your own CFP and just using the sims you ran? Maybe something similar to BitB where you just provide coaching for profits, but not staking? I have heard a lot of complaints recently about multiple stables, so you as an experienced player may be able to do it correctly where the players don't feel as swindled. Maybe different contracts for players based on stakes they play, WR they have, different lengths of contracts like 250k, 500k, and 750k hand contracts? I never really liked the 40-60% blanket percentage the stables take. The higher the stake the less percentage I think the stables should take. Its just logical based on number of hours they are coaching. Also if someone comes into the stable with a 5bb+ WR it doesn't make sense to give them the same percentage as someone with a 2bb/100 WR. One player will obviously need more attention than the other.
I'll be moving to Vegas to play live poker full time in a couple months, but this is something I would seriously consider signing up for as I know I still have several holes in my game because certain thought processes are incorrect.
On your BB/100 its counting all tourneys as losses? so the -$1870/day for the last 20 days is just the volume you are putting in? So if you had a 20% ROI that would be +$374 per day. Is that how PT4 is recording the MTT results?
Sept. 29, 2022 | 7:56 p.m.
I swear our minds are on the same accord. I had a friend during high school who was playing football but very over weight. His coach had him do 20 push ups every hour. A lot of the time he was just on the couch watching sports and eating chips but had to do his push ups. Talking about 200-300 push ups every day. Of course he was sore but he stuck with it. After a couple of months and laying off the chips he lost around 50 lbs. He was around 6'3 270lbs and got down to around 220 lbs. Push ups for the win! Plenty of push up challenges on youtube as well.
Sept. 27, 2022 | 5:13 p.m.
I think step 1 is database review to find your biggest leaks. Once you know the leaks you can structure a study routine to fix them on your own. Probably need a coach to take a couple hours and do a database review though. After that depending on the site you are on, maybe 40% increase 5bb to 7bb? Sounds about right.
Sept. 27, 2022 | 4:55 p.m.
Work is hellish this month, so if I get any time for poker next week, I’ll probably only use it to study,
I think this has been one of my leaks the past two years. I never feel like I know enough and it hurts my volume immensely. I think if you have a solid foundation even if its just your B game you should try and play more often than study. Just speaking from my own experience wishing I played more often than I studied. Also ineffective studying doesn't help much, so just leads to bad time management and not prioritizing correctly. It seems like you have a solid winning strategy and don't need to change too much of your game plan, so I would just keep doing whatever it is your doing. Avoid perfectionist mindset.
I would set a goal for whatever level you are at now and compare it to your current results at the end of October. I think I will do the same thing myself for cash. See if I can get back up to 200NL again by the end of October.
Best of luck
Sept. 26, 2022 | 4:28 p.m.
I don’t do a lot of jumping up and down in stakes, though. In my heart I am a nit who hates losing. I’m overrolled for every game I play.
Let me know if you figure out how to be better at this. I'm at a point where I won't even play regular tables because I just want to master one format. I either want to play zone or regular tables, I don't want to mix for whatever reason. Then bankroll pretty similar to you with mostly being over rolled for games I would play. Less over rolled now as I try not to keep too much in the account. Scared of another Black Friday happening.
Sept. 26, 2022 | 4:21 p.m.
I'm currently on my sickest run ever. The winning streak at 15/30 has been so epic it was actually foretold in the Bible.
Very impressive stuff and thank you for sharing everything you go through. Having it all broken down to a science or art form is really nice work!
These sections are not random; they're prioritized by EV impact.
I enjoyed this part the most where you broke down different scenarios for pot size in BB and how often they occur.
What does your daily grind / volume look like each day, week, month? How many tables are you typically grinding? It so sick that you post one of the highest win rates for 100k hands right when I think poker online is completing dying down. I know a lot of players who have started to struggle over the last 6 months even at low stakes, but seems like your study routine and strategy adjustments have kept you ahead of the curve.
Sept. 25, 2022 | 5:48 p.m.
sounds like you're not at peace with losing. You can't use logic or variance calculations to get around that (I've tried), and no amount of winning will ever save you. As soon as you establish a new benchmark then that becomes your new floor.
I think this is very powerful because for a long time you are right I was not at peace with losing. Then I thought if I understood variance a bit more and played around with pokerdope enough that the increased knowledge of understanding variance would help me accept these swings. That didn't work! I am glad its not just understanding variance that makes people comfortable dealing with the swings.
I'm trying to get around taking all these small breaks when I lose 4-6 buy-ins. Usually losing 1 buy-in every 15-30 minutes doesn't feel bad after 2 hours when I'm down 4 buy-ins. Its when I lose 4 buy-ins in 10 minutes that is when it starts to feel bad.
Thanks for the feed back. I'll be happy to know I'm not a lone!
Sept. 25, 2022 | 5:26 p.m.
IAmNeo Looks like there are a few $40,000 up to $80,000 swings in there. Highest you played is $10/$20? How are you able to handle such large swings and not let it effect you? With over a 8bb/100 at 2kNL I would think some of these swings are not possible, but obviously they do exist.
One of my biggest mental barriers is continue to play and put in volume after I take a 6-8 buy-in swing in a single session. My largest of my career is 30 buy-ins for 200NL online and 16 buy-ins for 500NL live. Mentally its extremely hard to think everything will be fine even though I have a large enough sample now where I know I will always come out ahead eventually. Human mind, at least my mind, hasn't accepted this fact where I can be numb to the variance and just keep grinding without deviations to my strategy. By deviations I just mean AKo starts to look real pretty UTG even vs a BB 3bet and I tend to 4 bet quite aggressively with some of these hands that are mixing 4bet / Call 3bet.
Any advice for how you handle these swings would be great!
Sept. 25, 2022 | 6:08 a.m.
my suggestion would be to do around one big shop per week, buy a bunch of healthy foods and even meal prep if you feel like your will power is weak after a long session (so you can just throw your food in the microwave and it's ready in a couple of minutes instead of ordering a pizza). perhaps buy a recipe book and start to experiment with different kinds of foods too. there are tons of recipe channels on Youtube as well that can get you motivated to try and cook different kinds of foods.
Its actually quite surprising how little I actually cook with how much Gordon Ramsey or Master chef I have watched. GF does most of the cooking (95%). I'm mostly there to annoy her as she says because I'm always in the way trying to help do things incorrectly lol. I'm better at cooking meats then anything else. True story though in high school when I took Spanish 2 we had to make a cooking video, but say everything in Spanish. My partner and I decided to make burritos, which isn't really a Spanish food, but something I thought I knew how to make. In the beginning when I was cooking the meat I guess I was supposed to add water and the entire class was like "ohhhh." I was the only one who didn't know :-( In the end I didn't want to eat it and my friend didn't want to eat it, so I called the dog over. The dog smelled it and ran away!!! The class had a good laugh and I was able to get a B on the project thanks to the dog.
so diet>exercise. focus on a healthy diet first and then just exercise for enjoyment, instead of seeing it as a chore. don't be afraid to try a new sport and dislike it, or suck at it. i went skiing earlier this year for the first time in around 15 years and thought it was great, but was too dangerous for me (easy to injure yourself at high speeds) so i have decided against continuing to do it. though i am happy that i have it a shot!
I also agree with this. First thing my GF showed me on her instagram was some guy posting how it takes 7 hours of cardio to lose a pound of fat, but only takes 5 minutes of eating junk to undo all those efforts. Then says something like fat loss comes from dieting not exercise etc. Or you hear stuff like ABs are made in the kitchen not the gym etc.
Overall, I agree with everything you guys are saying. When I was younger I was in all kinds of sports from football, basketball, boxing, etc. Boxing got me in the best shape of my life by far! Props to AKA training. Was doing boxes classes 3x a week for 90 minutes each class. All the jump roping, push ups, running, pad work, etc. I didn't play basketball for 3 months or so while I was training for boxing. When I finally went back to play basketball I was so light on my feet it was literally like I was floating across the court and my cardio was so top notch I could harass anyone on the court. Always trying to guard the best player. Similar to Patrick Beverley just harassing players.
Today going out on the lake and do some paddle boarding. That will be my exercise that I get to enjoy and is not a chore. Thanks for all the very helpful advice. I have meal prep containers as well, but haven't used them :-( We do make some "sheet-pan" meals though. This is probably the healthiest I eat at the moment with just some greenbeans, chicken breast, and potatoes. That's like my go-to meal that I can eat multiple times a day for multiple days and never get tired of it.
Sept. 24, 2022 | 5:47 p.m.
The pokerstars clone PT4 layout they offer bring me back to Pre-Black Friday! When poker used to be easy :-) But notice almost every training site cardrunners, drag the bar, raise your edge, etc all have some type of layout offered in PT4, but nothing for Runitonce. Idk how they turn down free marketing.
Sept. 24, 2022 | 5:27 p.m.
I went ahead and downloaded a few off the PT4 website linked above. Which one of these four themes do you guys like the best?
Top left - pokerstars clone
Top right - PT4
bottom left cardrunners
Bottom right Panda
Leaning towards the pokerstars clone theme. Shows the chip denominations on them.
Sept. 23, 2022 | 7:03 p.m.
22:30 I think this is one of the biggest leaks people have in their game is just bluffing any time they do not have SDV but not taking into account if the other player didn't have SDV he is also likely to bet, so when he checks you are just getting snapped pretty often. I started value betting some 3rd pairs in this spot because people are calling some times with Q-hi or K-high hands. Mostly when I go 1/3 pot on the river IP (I know you don't like it) but as you said people are not XR bluffing or XR value betting enough, so the 1/3 river bet by the IP Player is not getting punished. Just a spot where bluffs need to come on earlier streets where person still has to fear another barrel.
Sept. 23, 2022 | 6:58 p.m.
Are you not using Jurojin? Prefer seeing a bigger font size (bet size).
14:30 after you cold 4bet QQ, SB XMR flop and jams the turn. Seems like a pretty massive punt by villain. Was pretty shocked to see his combo here. I am not sure what he is expecting you to fold here.
22min you mentioned opening too wide in the SB with 76o as an old habit that is hard to break. Then you also fold 98o on the button. Is this because you already have $ invested into the pot as the SB? I always wanted to do the opposite so that I am in position, where I'm opening maybe 45% button and 40% SB. Opinion or thoughts on this?
Sept. 23, 2022 | 6:54 p.m.
Appreciate the feed back and
Recently I read that sicknesses caused by non infection are now the majority death cause in the world. So, people dying of cancer, diabetes, heart diseases and such are in many ways easily avoidable, but our "lifestyle" and choices overall just suck.
I also heard something similar about kids who develop coughs, sneeze a lot, or get sick often is related to some of the processed foods or unhealthy eating they are consuming.
Its going to be a hard life style change, but I don't want to be one of those people who wait for the new year to set some resolution. I just keep trying to do things every day and hopefully by the time 2023 roles again its more of a habit or life style choice as you and Josh have said.
Cheers & I hope we can all do our best!
Sept. 23, 2022 | 5:56 p.m.
65s I'm folding that UTG unless I had too much redbull.
This would explain a lot of my RFI's LOL
Really enjoyed this video. Looking forward to some more! Also thanks for sharing the new Snowie 4 interface. Looks like a nice improvement. Before snowie would make some crazy folds vs a limper, is this still true? Example would be if there was a limper, I would see snowie over limping JJ instead of isolating. Giving a ton of respect to a limping range. Would be nice to separate a limp raising range vs a fish limping range where we can iso wider.
Sept. 23, 2022 | 3:10 a.m.
34:50 would you say players that don't try and get a read on you and are just starring down at the table are stronger than normal? This seems like a reliable live tell usually. Where when players are looking at you tend to have more of a medium strength hand.
Sept. 23, 2022 | 3:02 a.m.
14:03 Hand #1 Mention JJ/TT are calling less often and notice hands with a club are going to be called more often since some Single club broadways will barrel the turn, so we call with a club to unblock his non club broadway combos on the river. I was wondering since its hard to randomize live, if we can just call JJ-TT with a club and fold the non club combos?
Sept. 23, 2022 | 2:48 a.m.
Thanks for the in depth response! Didn't expect such a lengthy response, but 100% agree. I know in August I ate really clean, but wasn't working out. September I mostly ate clean, then I traveled some to Disney land Sept 5th - 8th and then Vegas this past weekend (will be moving there in Nov). But whenever I travel my diet or life style really drives the healthy train off the tracks! Trying to challenge myself to do 45-60 minutes of cardio each day for 30 consecutive days. Today is only day 2! But hopefully it gets me into a better routine of things again. Then being back home will allow me to start eating healthy again. It was mostly just Salads, tacos, and Sandwiches. Maybe not super healthy compared to what some others may eat, but I usually feel pretty good with these meals. The pizza I ate the other night was because it was almost 11pm at night and I had a long day. Didn't want to go home and make anything and we had just gotten back from Vegas, so hadn't done any grocery shopping. If I were to go home and make something it would of ended up being like can of soup or something. How I felt the next day, I definitely paid the price for eating the pizza. But as people say when you fall off the horse just get back on it. Only fail when you quit trying. Good luck in London if you decide to go! Given that you have thought about it a few times, I would just go. That way there are no regrets later on.
Sept. 23, 2022 | 1:07 a.m.
+19k on the month so far. I think I’ll take tomorrow off to study.
Fantastic results! I would just mass table $10-$100 tourneys and see how you do. When you feel the heater starting back up. Jump back up stakes lol. I used to want to do this for like double or nothings. Play like 10-20 of them. If I show a profit stay at that level. If I lose, jump up to the next level until I hit peak profit again then back down. If I lose again just keep jumping up until you profit.
Sept. 23, 2022 | 12:47 a.m.
I was going to ask if Kelly Criterion could be part of your BRM. Where each day you can risk up to 10% of your bankroll. Instead of using 100 buyin BRM, just focus on having a schedule that is no more than 10% of your starting bankroll for the day. Maybe allows you to shot take more aggressively. Would also mean moving down quite aggressively as well.
I had a buddy who did this online starting at 100NL and worked his way up to 1KNL to be a reg in 6 months. He got to 5\10 pretty quickly but moved up and down to 400NL and 600NL a few times but was established after 6 months or so. This was back in like 2007 though. Can be pretty rough with 4-5 buyin losses and moving back down each time. Worked out very well for him in the end though.
Sept. 21, 2022 | 11:28 a.m.
12 hour days is quite the change for you right? Hopefully the passion continues as well as your recent results. What does a weekly schedule look like for you these days? Still taking days off for hiking \ running?
Last night I ate six slices of pizza for dinner (3\4 of a large pizza). This morning woke up right before 5am just thinking how fat I am going to be if I don't start going to the gym consistently again. I am already over weight by about 25 lbs, but have not been able to maintain the same gym passion that I used to have 10 years ago. Just slowly gain 2-3 lbs each year. I guess its time to hang up a picture of my favorite fighters as a constant reminder.
Sept. 21, 2022 | 11:20 a.m.
HodorIsKing I agree with a lot of Nick Howard's teachings and use them often when I am grinding. I don't have any personal experience with BitB, but everything I hear about it has been great. I am not sure how I would rank the CFP's but BitB seems to be the #1 CFP from everything I have heard. I don't think they do staking and they recruit like 200NL+ winning players. If you make it to 200NL+ or have access to some American sites higher chance of getting into the stable. Maybe someone with BItB experience like Psek can chime in as I believe he is still one of BitB coaches?
Sept. 21, 2022 | 3:02 a.m.
I think the bold print also describes live poker. Did a recent trip to Vegas this weekend and was just playing low stakes. Apparently I had 5 regs at my table, which in the end wasn't shady, but if I knew that when I first sat down it would definitely appear shady. Husband and wife sitting next to each other in the 4th and 5th seat. The father and son next to each other in the 6th and 7th seat. To be fair they openly talked about it, maybe about an hour into the session, so there was no collusion going on, but they definitely didn't play vs each other. The good news is I viewed them all as recreationalist on the tight passive side, so whenever I move to Vegas in the next two months I think I will have a pretty bright future.
Side note Demondoink these hands you play seem like very high risk for MTT. Like one wrong decision and you are out of the tourney, where in cash games you just reload and less harm done. How are you approaching these spots, like what type of mindset do you have? Sorry a bit of a vague question, but I am not sure how to phrase the question correctly. How are you able to take such high risk with these hands with so much confidence? I would constantly fold a lot of these spots because I don't want to bust out of the tourney.